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25 burglaries in affluent south tampa neighborhoods and police believe they have caught the crooks. we have reported on a string of burglaries since march and jeff patterson joins us live in a neighborhood where the burglaries took place in finally released for people. >> reporter: good evening. this is not the kind of neighborhood you associate with crime but homes have been hit over and over again. police have great surveillance video and photos of the suspected thieves but it was a solid credit card that helped lead to their the images are perfectly clear. showing suspected burglars knocking on doors and calmly walking through south tampa homes to take expensive jewelry and high-end electronics. >> they took all of our jewelry. >> reporter: elizabeth lives in one of the 25 homes hit them since march. >> it was difficult because a lot of the things were family heirlooms. >> reporter: a team of
the cases. two weeks ago they got a break learning a stolen credit card was used in a store in south florida. >> once we went to the store and they had video it helped identify the subject who was an employee of the store and that made it that much easier. >> reporter: they arrested two men from homestead along with a woman from naples. only one has a tie to tampa. >> one of the suspects had family in town and country. that's the only connection we found why they >> reporter: police say even though they had video the case was difficult to solve because the suspects of from south florida. elizabeth is glad they are in custody. >> i'm glad because i feel bad for the people that were robbed like we were in relieved for the other people because i have friends who are nervous about our house. >> reporter: police tell us the thieves stole hundreds of thousands of dollars in
police recovered some of the stolen items when they arrested the trio and working to return the stolen items they recovered to the victims.>> we understand police believe there is another suspect. do we know anything about that person? >> reporter: police have on the surveillance video images of a fourth person they are working to identify. they are confident since they have arst fourth. >> jeff patterson live in south tampa. a shocking crime in paradise. a 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing his family while bk shinning on siesta key. gust ramgren confessed to stabbing his mother and his 14- year-old brother. the family is visiting from massachusetts. the victims were badly hurt but expected to survive. the 16-year-old in the custody of the department of juvenile justice. temple police looking for
man. they are calling him a person of interest. police found an 81-year-old man unconscious in his yard yesterday and his van was stolen. a 2014 read kia sedona and this is a picture similar to the victims. new tonight a wild chase through a busy part of brandon and ended with the dramatic moment. take a look.>> stopping traffic trying to get that is a birds eye view from the sheriff's helicopter of 22- year-old corey johnson struggling to get in the red pickup truck. you see the truck swerve as the driver fights him off. johnson gives up and tries to run again. a man at a nearby flooring company joined the action and tackled him in the median.>> i figured what i would do is get in the guys way and slow him down.
all i wanted to do was slow him down so the cop could catch up to us. >> deputies have been following johnson for a while before this happened. the chase began when the witness saw him driving the wrong way on i-4 yesterday. at one point he went in a gas station and changed his shirt to throw off deputies. with zika fears in florida some companies trying to cash in by offering protection against mosquitoes. but do they really work wax tonight 8 on your side takes a closer look. with all the rain the past few weeks lawncare companies busy trying to get rid of mosquitoes that are multiplying in the standing water. we go live at a home near hyde park in tampa to explain how the companies fight the potential carriers of the zika virus. >> reporter: you may have seen a lot of lawncare companies they can come out and spray your yard, spray your bushes to fight zika. they are talking about spraying
that a company has seen an uptick in people asking for the service. but when they come out and spray, how long does it last? rob of citrus park lawncare and pest control stays pretty busy these days. he is treating this home westchase area for mosquitoes. >> they are in the trees and bushes and hedges and stuff like that. >> reporter: the homeowner says there is more amid fears of zika. >> you can't totally eradicate it. >> reporter: a spray the insecticide where adult mosquitoes live but doesn't get rid of zika? the short answer yes and no. it won't fight the virus itself but getting rid of mosquitoes will get rid of the chance you will get it for a while. >> you could have some residual
>> reporter: this biologist told me like other animals mosquitoes adapt to this and other chemicals used to control them. >> all animals eventually become resistance because you always have a few survivors. maybe they stay underwater longer in the larval phase. some little thing in their development changes and they are able to survive the immediate poisoning of the environment. >> reporter: in the meantime the fight it is important to remember it doesn't take much. literally just a cap of water is the perfect breeding ground for mosquito larvae so get rid of all the standing water around her home. >> i know you have been looking into this this year so when light of the zika concerns are companies charging more or a little less to get rid of
>> reporter: it does depend on the company. i have seen a lot of companies advertise for a lower rate if you left them, monthly and spray. it depends on the company. what they are doing is trying to remember to fight mosquitoes and remind everyone we have to keep standing water from around our homes. 8 on your side told you about students being turned away the first day of school from citrus ridge academy and da school was built to alleviate overcrowding and it's already at capacity. school administrators met today to, with a plan and we are told portable classrooms will be installed in the next few weeks to accommodate 25 extra students.>> this is a growing area. because of that we see the school that has a capacity for 1400, we had a lot more interest . we try to do what we could to accommodate as many as we can and we are committed to helping
here.>> 50 students turned away this week were sent to other nearby schools. a puppy stolen out of an animal shelter. >> she is back and safe and sound. coming up we show you how police tracked down the alleged puppy napper. it's a system the va admits is broken. who will fix it? 8 on your side investigates coming up. 92 degrees for a high at tampte the sea breeze this afternoon and early evening hours. we will look at your weekend forecast ahead. and the latest medal count from rio. u.s. still on top.
a skimmer busted hillsborough county. they believe this man put card skimmers on two gas pumps summer. they are arrested alberto garcia after evidence linked into the cases. they are working to find out if he's behind other skimming cases. tampa police arrested a teenager from stealing a puppy from the animal shelter. he confessed to taking the puppy and we first showed you the video from the humane society of tampa bay last night at 11:00. you see him stuff the dog in a
the puppy this morning. police got a tip that he was in fact the dog kidnapper. residents and employees of eunice rubber city -- university village took the fight to keep that facility open to the state capital and this morning a dozen got in a van to drive to tallahassee to meet with regulators. the retirement community that's been a target of an 8 on your side investigation could be shut down on september 3. florida's agency for health care administration revoked its license residents are caught in the middle of the struggle and worry they will lose their homes. >> we are being penalized for something we should not be penalized for because we are not doing anything wrong. it's the owner.>> the state post -- revoked the nursing home license saying they skirted the law when they didn't get the approval to take over and they are appealing.
veterans stop waiting in line for the benefits they deserve. >> they turned to 8 on your side and we took their concerns to congressman david jolly. hear what he had to say next. my son has meningitis b. but how did we end up here? his mom thought he had the flu and that he was covered by the meningococcal meningitis vaccine he had received. until 2014 there were no vaccines for meningitis b in the u.s. now there are. while uncommon, meningitis b can lead to death within 24 hours.
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investigation. never-ending nightmare. >> tens of thousands of florida veterans waiting in line for the va to do right by them. they served their country and in the process many were injured or exposed to hazardous chemicals that years later made them terribly ill.>> the government made them promises in many cases the va is breaking so steve andrews is digging for answers and not giving up either. >> when you are sick you don't feel like playing games. many veterans feel the va is playing a waiting game. one they don't have time for. in the 70s tom jenkins was in the air force stationed in thailand. he serious mission. >> to drop bombs over vietnam. >> he was base not far from the perimeter where they sprayed agent orange. rob was stationed on a navy ship and went ashore to do demand frequently and absurd planes flying overhead spraying agent orange. >> it was very sticky but none of us knew what it was.
painful neuropathy a condition associated with agent orange exposure. >> it's like a bad sunburn on your feet. >> my feet get very hot. >> both filed claims with va and both were denied and informed more than 12,000 appeal cases are ahead of there's. they both sought help from congressman david jolly and that's where i went to get answers. >> they used agent orange at the base to knock down the foliage. he has a presumptive diseases and they are denying him. why don't they just give him the money? >> the fact that person worked there and a doctor today says there is a direct correlation should be sufficient for the va. >> but it is an. congress stalled out $182 billion to the va of making it more veteran friendly. >> doesn't seem like we are there yet, congressman.
side you are exactly right. >> what will we do about it?>> this is where as a congressman our tool is to hold the va at accountable and the way we do that currently is through the power of the purse. >> he believes changes coming but will it be in their lifetimes? here is the fact we threw up last week and it bears repeating. the average appeal for va benefits takes longer than america's involvement in world war ii. that is stunning.>> that's hard to wrap your i know we're dealing with the government but is there any way to expedite these cases? >> if you are over 75 or terminally ill or face eviction from your home they will move you to the front of the line. but if you have a line that is 5 to 10 years old you are talking about gross mismanagement.>> i know you will stay on it. more to come on this and a reminder if you have a problem
august and typical summer day in florida and that means afternoon storms. a photojournalist shot this of dark clouds and wind over downtown tampa and seeing a lot of that in the bay area. sea breezemi storms. here at frenchie's on clearwater beach 84 degrees and northeast wind. rain falling and 80 degrees. picking up more rain and lakewood ranch 79 degrees and mostly overcast conditions in the southern part of manatee county. western part of citrus looks dark and overcast. a few showers and thunderstorms
and good-sized tropical wave and looking for development, 20% chance over the next five days. today 45 mile-per-hour woods but not likely to be a factor in the united states. computer models have nudged it further north today and the track more northerly turn. reminder that tropics are coming alive and next five days 20% chance for this particular tropical wave and we watch the succession of thunderstorms across equatorial africa merging over the warmer atlantic next five days there is a 20% chance of development. rio not bad temperatures 80 degrees at noon. 82 at 4 pm. 22 degrees celsius to start the day. here is a shot from paul in eagle 8 and lots of clouds. clear patches in between and sea breeze developing. easterly flow active today. showers and storms citrus and her now go county.
moving to the west and these are decent thunderstorms. here is where the west coast sea breeze is located and colliding with what's coming from the east coast. this is falling apart in a short amount of time. new port richey and holiday and tarpon springs has weakened. we see st. pete beach and points north of that to seminal moving to the west. showers and storms in bradenton area, northern part of western part of manatee county. rain-cooled air, if you didn't get rain at school or at your house. frostproof 79 degrees. the flow has been from the east last few days and transition to a westerly pattern next several days. short-term the high-resolution computer model still a possibility of remaining shower but both of the sea breeze activity, can't rule out pop-up
early part of tomorrow partly cloudy skies and in the afternoon watching for clouds to develop like they did today on the easterly flow. transitioning into a northwest pattern giving a slight possibility of showers saturday through monday on coastal areas through the day. warmer overnight and extra clouds during the day but generall said. mid august dog days and that's where we are with warm temperatures. 92 the high today and thunderstorms dropped the temps. some got a lot today. coming up next in sports a live report from jacksonville on date two of the buccaneers workout with the jaguars. >> this practice what better including big-play is in
mouth of dante fowler julie haener got ahead of his brain and he was booted out of the buccaneers and jaguars practice for going at it with the offensive line. we knew someone would slip eventually and it wasn't the buccaneers. concern on date two and gerald mccoy tweaked and ankle and set out a big portion of practice. head coach kotter says he's fine. opposite of day one. everyone hauling in passes from quarterback amos winston.>> yesterday the coach was telling us about having an edge and willing to compete hard. i felt like we went out and did that today.>> it's part of competitiveness. the first time an athlete experiences a two minute experience and it was beautiful. >> roy cummings at practice again and joins us live from jacksonville. coach koetter sounded happier
minute drill that he just talked about. >> reporter: a lot of reasons to be happy with that. amos winston comes out of those 5-5 and throws a few with mike evans and finishes off with a nice pass to humphreys. got everyone involved in the drill and looked good. i was talking to players afterward and after the workout yesterday, no one was happy not just coach koetter but the players themselves. got a better effort on the offensive side and better intensity. on the defensive side same thing. a lot of good play on that side and shut down the jaguars today in their two minutes today and the buccaneers shop them down. not to pass out of the end zone with a great play by hargraves so a good job.>> austin seferian-jenkins the roller coaster continues. how did he do today.
because they gave cameron brate some snaps today and gave said. jenkins more of an opportunity. i have been watching him closely the last week and he looks better to me and seems more focused and more intense. i think he realizes his job is on the line. he wants to win it back and today he did a good job trying to get it back.>> thank you very much. lookgo night and maybe dante fowler will run his mouth again. we will catch up for you saturday 7:30 news channel 8 your official buccaneers station and we will broadcast it with channel listings on your screen. the buccaneers looked good today.>> the coach tells us when they don't. >> they play on saturday and that's what we will wait to see. thank you dan and to anywhere because nightly news is next. you can join josh and
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